Wednesday, May 30, 2012

.htaccess or .htpasswd equivalent on IIS?

Does anyone know if there is an equivalent to .htaccess and .htpassword for IIS ? I am being access to migrate an app to IIS that uses .htaccess to control access to sets of files in various URLs based on the contents of .htaccess files.

I did a google search and didn't turn up anything conclusive. Is there a general approach or tool that I need to purchase that provides this capability ?

Source: Tips4all


  1. For .htaccess rewrite:

    Or try aping .htaccess:

  2. I've never used it but Trilead, a free ISAPI filter which enables .htaccess based control, looks like what you want.

  3. There isn't a direct 1:1 equivalent.

    You can password protect a folder or file using file system permissions. If you are using ASP.Net you can also use some of its built in functions to protect various urls.

    If you are trying to port .htaccess files used for url rewriting, check out ISAPI Rewrite:

  4. This is the documentation that you want:

    I guess the answer is, yes, there is an equivalent that will accomplish the same thing, integrated with Windows security.